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Giza Cotton Bedding: What you need to know and 6 recommend Giza sheets

  • by Erika Cellupica
  • 7 min read

This article offers insight into Giza cotton sheets, including their legendary origin and craftsmanship, and explains why Giza bedding is the finest cotton bedding on Earth.

When it comes to luxury cotton sheets, one name stands above the rest: Giza cotton bedding. And for the very best reason: Giza cotton is unique in origin; harvesting and production; and, of course, softness and beauty. But even savvy linen shoppers may not know much about Giza cotton other than recognizing that the name signifies luxury and quality. Fine Linen and Bath is here to fill in the gaps. We’ll deliver all the fascinating facts you need to know about Giza cotton and explain why Giza sheets are renowned for exceptional quality, softness, and durability. (And not to worry…there won’t be a quiz!)

Giza fibers that make cotton sheets soft, durable, and luxurious

1. Giza Cotton Sheets Have a Rich Heritage

Giza cotton sheets owe their exceptional quality to their rich heritage and geography. Giza cotton is named after the Giza region in Egypt, where it is grown in humid conditions along the fertile banks of the Nile River. The unique climate and fertile soil of the Nile River Delta yield long, strong, fibers that make Giza cotton sheets soft, durable, and luxurious. 

2. Extra-Long Staple Fibers Harvested by Hand

One of the essential factors that make Giza cotton sheets stand out is the length of their cotton fibers, often referred to as "staple." Giza cotton boasts long staple (LS) and extra-long-staple (ELS) fibers that are harvested by hand to preserve their integrity and strength. These fibers result in stronger, smoother, and finer threads that are essential for creating soft, durable, Giza cotton sheets.

3. Giza Cottons Unparalleled Softness

When it comes to luxury bedding, softness is paramount. Giza cotton sheets are celebrated for their unparalleled softness, often described as a caress against the skin. The long staple fibers, combined with the fine weave of the fabric, create a luxuriously smooth material that represents the finest in Egyptian Cotton Sheets. Sleeping on Giza cotton sheets is like wrapping yourself in a cloud of comfort, ensuring a restful night's sleep.

4. Giza Sheets are Breathable

Giza cotton is prized not only for its softness but for exceptional breathability. The natural properties of the cotton fibers allow air to circulate through the fabric and help regulate temperature for maximum comfort.

5. Giza Cotton Sheets are Durable and Long-lasting

Investing in high-quality bedding is a wise choice for those seeking long-term comfort and luxury. Giza cotton sheets are renowned for their durability and longevity. The strong and resilient fibers resist pilling and wear, ensuring that your sheets retain their softness and luster even after countless nights of use. Despite the initial investment, Giza cotton sheets will last and become a cost-effective choice for discerning bedding buyers.

8. There are Different Types of Giza Cotton

Giza cotton comes in different grades, and was historically labeled with the year the cotton strain was hybridized (example: Giza 87, Giza 92). While some manufacturers will still use this terminology, others will simply refer to Giza cotton as long-staple (LS) cotton or extra-long-staple (ELS) cotton. Extra-long-staple cotton is distinguished by added length and uniformity, very few irregularities, and incredible smoothness. With Giza cotton sheets, the quality of the cotton means just as much -- sometimes more -- to the value of the sheets than the typical measure of thread count.

One cotton always referred to by year is Giza 45, which is known as the Queen of the Egyptian cotton Giza 45 is the longest of all long-staple cotton and its fibers possess outstanding uniformity and fineness. Giza 45 is rare, representing just half of one percent of all Egyptian cotton grown annually.

7. Sustainability and Environment

Egyptian cotton cultivation has a relatively low environmental impact due to the region's natural climate and fertile soil, reducing the need for excessive water and chemicals. It is grown with respect for the environment and a social commitment to the human community. Additionally, the long lifespan of Giza cotton sheets means fewer replacements, further reducing their environmental footprint.

8. Exquisite European Craftsmanship

The production of Giza cotton sheets is a meticulous and labor-intensive process that involves the expertise of skilled craftspeople. From harvesting the cotton to weaving the fabric and crafting the final product, every step is performed with precision and careful attention to detail. The Giza cotton sheet weavers of Italy and Portugal pride themselves on adhering to strict environmental, ethical, and legal conditions in both their manufacturing process and their factories.

9. Easy Care and Maintenance

Contrary to the misconception that luxury comes with high maintenance, Giza cotton sheets are surprisingly easy to care for. These versatile textiles are machine washable, making them a convenient choice for busy individuals who want to enjoy the luxury of fine bedding without the need for complicated care guidelines. In fact, Giza sheets will grow softer and more welcoming with successive washes over time. Learn more about washing and caring for Giza sheets and other luxury bedding here.

10. Genuine Giza Cotton Sheets: Only Available from the Finest Brands on Earth

Only the finest luxury linen brands on Earth sell Giza cotton sheets. Genuine Giza sheets are prestige styles from premium brands like SFERRA, Matouk, and Celso de Lemos. Giza embodies the absolute pinnacle of luxury, quality, and comfort demanded by a discerning clientele. 

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That’s why we’re issuing a word of caution to our valued clients: you will never find genuine Giza cotton sheets at a discount or big box store. When you see too-good-to-be-true “deals” on a Giza sheet set, know that it is not the genuine article. Mid-market manufacturers have found a loophole that allows them to label a product ‘Made from Giza Cotton' when that cotton hasn't necessarily been grown in Egypt. These companies take Giza seeds and grow them elsewhere. Without the fertile soil and strict oversight, this cotton is not genuine Giza. 

Finding Your Perfect Giza Sheet Set

Whether you love the crisp feel of percale sheets or the soft romance of a sateen weave, you’ll find your perfect Giza sheet set at Fine Linen and Bath. Here are a few of our favorite style options from SFERRA and Celso de Lemos, all made with 100 Giza Egyptian Cotton:

SFERRA Giza 45 Percale

The SFERRA Giza 45 Percale bedding is crisp, airy and pristine, finished with SFERRA's classic hemstitch edge. Coordinates effortlessly with the SFERRA Giza 45 Sateen and Jacquard.

Available in White, Ivory, and Tin in Queen, King, and Cal King. Duvet cover and four sizes of sham available. Pillowcases, fitted sheet, flat sheet priced separately. Made in Italy.

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SFERRA Giza 45 Sateen

The SFERRA Giza 45 Sateen sheets are smooth and satiny with a luxurious drape and romantic look that resists wrinkles.

Available in White, Ivory, and Tin in Queen, King, and Cal King. Duvet cover and four sizes of sham available. Pillowcases, fitted sheet, flat sheet priced separately. Made in Italy.

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Learn more about the differences between percale and sateen weave sheets.

Celso de Lemos Secret

The Secret Collection is the staple style from Celso de Lemos, the legendary textile innovator and founder of Abyss Habidecor.

These sateen sheets come in 21 dreamy color options to suit every mood an interior. Soft, silky, and made for the ultimate night’s rest. Twenty-one shades in Twin, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King. Duvet cover and shams available. Made in Portugal. Learn more about pillow shams here.

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Celso de Lemos Bourdon

Fall in love with the timeless embroidery style of the Bourdon Collection from Celso de Lemos. Soft cotton sateen is embellished with a distinctive single line of embroidery.

This classic collection is available in 24 gorgeous colors with contrasting or tone-on-tone embroidery. Twenty-four shades in Twin, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King. Duvet cover and shams available. Made in Portugal.

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Matouk Gatsby

The Matouk Gatsby Collection is exceptional bedding, woven from 1,000 thread count Giza 87 cotton percale. This astonishingly soft and light fabric is finished with a discreet sateen border in ten elegant colors for a modern, tailored look and sumptuous feel.

Matouk Gatsby Bedding

Ten color options in Full, Queen, King, and Cal King. Duvet cover and shams available. Made from fabric woven in Italy. OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Certified.

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Matouk Talita Hemstitch

Made from a 615 thread count combination of Giza 87 and Giza 92 cotton, Talita Hemstitch is a stunning sateen adorned with Matouk’s signature hemstitch. The unique blend of cotton makes Talita Hemstitch more breathable than typical sateen weaves.

Talita comes in nine stunning solid shades in Full, Queen, King, Cal King. Duvet cover and shams available. Made in the USA from fabric woven in Italy. OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Certified.

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If you desire the ultimate in luxury cotton bedding, look no further than Giza cotton sheets. When you invest in Giza sheets, you’re purchasing bedding that embodies the epitome of luxury that stands the test of time. These sheets are pure opulence. As always, the Fine Linen and Bath design team is here to help you with personalized recommendations and suggestions for Giza bedding. We deliver the finest customer care and are here to help with your order every step of the way. Feel free to contact us via phone or email.

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